Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Trout Lake Newswriters
Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669
Sean McGroarty, 395-9394
Here in the Trout Lake Valley, as the daylight ebbs towards winter, the ivory mantle on the mountain slopes is steadily making its annual descent to the valley floor. Soon, very soon...firewood is neatly split and stacked, and we busy ourselves in preparation for holiday festivities. As it has always been true, the best cure for a winter chill is the warmth of a wood stove, and the hearts of friends and family. Though the light of day may be scarce, the inner light is always, and eternally, in abundance.
Or maybe, the world will end next week, right? If you happen to believe the Mayan prophesy, I have one thing for you to consider. The ancient Mayans destroyed their own ecosystem to build temples, and as a result, their civilization collapsed. Didn't see that one coming, did they? To me, it's kind of like getting financial advice from Bernie Madoff. Consider the source, folks.
Mark your calendars for two upcoming musical Christmas events hosted by the Mt. Adams Baptist Church. On Dec. 16, a special musical group will be performing a Christmas concert at Jonah Ministries at 6 p.m. (For more information, please contact Adam Peck at 395-2929.) Then, on Dec. 19, at 5:30 pm, come to Jonah Ministries to enjoy fun, laughter, and beautiful voices at the annual Christmas caroling event. (For more information, please contact Adam Peck at 395-2929.)
The Mt. Adams Baptist Church is also accepting donations of food and cash for Christmas food baskets until Dec. 18. Please bring the donations to the church, or call Ruth at 395-2712 for more information.
Trout Lake School is having a food drive for its extravaganza food baskets that will go to local families. Please drop off non-perishable food items in the box by the front office.
The Trout Lake Mustang cheerleaders are having a new toy drive until Dec. 20. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the school, or at Little Mountain Hardware. Drop off a toy at a home basketball game, and receive a treat from Santa! Trout Lake newswriter, Sean McGroarty.